Denso Manufacturing won a prestigious ‘Green Globe’ award
Denso have won a prestigious ‘Green Globe’ award at the Green Business Awards 2009. This UK Business awards ceremony encourages businesses and companies to spend time and effort joining together their business goals and environmental aims.
Telford based car component manufacturer Denso Manufacturing UK have won the ‘Waste reduction’ category at the awards.
Manel Roura, Environmental Officer at DENSO said;
“This award recognises the commitment and cooperation of every DENSO Associate who help in identifying and recommending waste reduction initiatives.’
In 2004 DENSO Manufacturing UK began changing the way they dealt with the waste sent to landfill.
“At the time, 55 tonnes were going to landfill every month, but within two years we managed to reduce this to zero. As a result of accurate waste classification, DENSO now recycle 94% of all waste produced. The remaining 6% goes for incineration, with some energy recovery, but none goes to landfill. Each area of production was challenged to improve their performance and, each week, it was monitored to determine whether they had made any progress.” “From 2004 we established an Environmental Champions group, within the plant, who started looking at reducing raw material use, improving energy conservation, energy reclamation and waste water management”, said Manel Roura “The award is testament to the hard work and dedication of all our Associates. DENSO would also like to thank VEOLIA, ENVIROWISE, NISP and BESST whose collective support has been invaluable in reaching this achievement. We want to hold up this “Green Globe” as a beacon to our success and also as an encouragement to other Shropshire businesses, to follow our lead and keep Shropshire a beautiful place to live and work”.
This great example from a leading business in the West Midlands is one we can all take inspiration and learn from. To see a full write up of this great story, visit our Regional Award Winners page.